Retired USMC General Booed for Opening Congressional Town Hall With Prayer

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So this happened.  Yes, in America.

John W. “Jack” Bergman (R-MI) has been representing Michigan’s 1st Congressional District since 2016. A retired 3-Star (Lieutenant) General in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bergman owns the distinction of being the highest-ranking military officer ever to serve in Congress.

In addition to his military service, Bergman has flown commercial airplanes for Northwest and boasts on his social media pages that he is the proud grandfather to eight grandchildren.

Bergman is also a devout Christian — something he has never been shy about expressing to his constituents — so it wasn’t at all strange that, during a town hall in Gaylord, he invited Dr. Derek Hagland (Assistant Pastor at Grace Baptist Church) to open with a prayer.

You can see where this is going.  Several Democratic activists — some wearing “pussy hats” — began screaming “separation of church and state” repeatedly throughout the prayer.  They didn’t stop until he said amen.

Watch the video here.

Photo Credit: Screen cap from video

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